If you’re looking for a venue that feels as if you are miles away from the city but close enough to get there by taking only a short drive, then Don Strange’s River Rock Event Center is what you’re looking for. This Tuscan-styled villa venue is nestled right in Fair Oaks Ranch—only 11 miles from the La Cantera/Rim area.

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The venue is beautiful! It features limestone walls, triple massive silos, solid oak doors and chandelier lighting. Also, they just added on a wine room! One of my personal favorite things about this Texas hill country venue is that it wasn’t built to be a venue. This venue once served as part of an actual, authentic Texas ranch operation. There’s deep history here.

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Don Strange’s River Rock Event Center

There are options for indoor and outdoor ceremonies for up to 250 guests. One of the unique things about the River Rock Event Center is that you don’t have to rent the entire venue for your wedding or event. You can literally piecemeal the venue together for your custom needs. You can choose from three different areas of the venue or rent the entire venue and add on a ceremony site (options to choose from) AND the guest house.

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Your rental includes up to 20 60″ round tables and 200 white, wooden chairs.

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And as added bonus (as if the River Rock Event Center needed a bonus!), Don Strange of Texas is the exclusive caterer and bar service. For more than 60 years, Don Strange has been delivering the best in San Antonio catering services. Their reputation precedes them. Their passionate chefs can create exquisite food and drink and serve anything from classic, comfort meals to bespoke, multi-course meals.

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Here’s a few facts about the River Rock Event Center in Fair Oaks, Texas:

  • Partnered with Don Strange of Texas
  • A la carte rental options
  • Spa, bridal and groom suites on site
  • Indoor and outdoor ceremony options
  • Indoor options can accommodate up to 250 guests
  • Up to 20 60″ tables and 200 chairs included with rental
  • Rooted in deep Texas/Fair Oaks history
  • Convenient to San Antonio, Boerne, Kerrville and Austin
  • Surrounded by hundreds of native Axis deer!

I went out to visit River Rock Event Center back in February before Covid with a group of some of my favorite San Antonio wedding and event professionals. Pictured left to right are: Daniel and Lizzette (from His garden), Amanda (Bluebonnet Events), Heather (Love Story Addicts), Gretchen (Aly Am Paperie), Shawn (Don Strange), Susan (Timeless Moments by Design), Pamela (Wedding & Event Design by Pamela) and me. Not in the picture is Sonia with Aria Productions. She’s taking the picture!!

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If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind, hill country wedding venue and you’d like to arrange your own tour at the River Rock Event Center with Shawn or Janis, you can reach out here:

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